Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 551.104. Safety Equipment




(a) A person may not operate a bicycle unless the bicycle is equipped with a brake capable of making a braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

(b) A person may not operate a bicycle at nighttime unless the bicycle is equipped with:

(1) a lamp on the front of the bicycle that emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet in front of the bicycle;  and

(2) on the rear of the bicycle:

(A) a red reflector that is:

(i) of a type approved by the department;  and

(ii) visible when directly in front of lawful upper beams of motor vehicle headlamps from all distances from 50 to 300 feet to the rear of the bicycle;  or

(B) a lamp that emits a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear of the bicycle.





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